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Glen Oaks sees increase in enrollment

Officials from Glen Oaks Community College said the school experienced an enrollment increase for the second straight semester, representing a 16.8 percent jump over the 2015 winter semester, and an actual increase over the 2015 fall semester. President David Devier said the student increase is a testament to the hard work faculty and staff have put into the college’s marketing …

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Glen Oaks receives ambulance for training

Glen Oaks Community College is the recipient of an ambulance that will assist students in emergency training, thanks to a donation from LifeCare Ambulance Service of Battle Creek. Glen Oaks President David Devier said the college recently partnered with Michiana Healthcare to offer Medical First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician courses. The ambulance, he said, will provide these students with …

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Glen Oaks nurses pass at highest rate in the nation

Glen Oaks Community College practical nursing graduates are passing the National Council for Licensing Exam at a rate highest in the nation, according to The Mountain Measurement firm, an assessment firm that serves the K-12, licensure and certification sectors of the testing industry. Out of all the first-year Practical Nursing programs in the firm’s jurisdiction, Glen Oaks graduates had a …

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Dedication ceremony celebrates GOCC anniversary

Glen Oaks Community College’s 50th anniversary celebration came to a close earlier this month with a final event. Faculty and staff gathered at the site of the new flag plaza for a dedication ceremony that included placement of a 50-year anniversary time capsule in the brick plaza. The capsule contains an array of items from throughout the year, including the …

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Plan continues for Glen Oaks dorms

Glen Oaks Community College is another step closer to getting dormitories. Members of the board of trustees voted last week to allow the company Student Suites to move forward with a fully developed plan for dormitories at the college. The vote followed a presentation by Dick Davis and Kimberly Christianson of Missouri-based Student Suites. Davis and Christianson shared details about …

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Glen Oaks professor named outstanding educator

Ren Hartung, professor of science at Glen Oaks Community College, has received the Trends in Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator award. College officials said Hartung was nominated for his work and excellence within the classroom, professional achievements and service to the college. He recently accepted the award at the annual Trends Conference in Traverse City. Hartung is said to be engaged …

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